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Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for November 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$19,000,000,000WhatsAppFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$1,500,000,000AirWatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
3$900,000,000Viber MediaRakutenMobile & AppsAcquisition
4$613,872,000Tele2TeliasoneraMobile & AppsAcquisition
5$360,000,000CheckIntuitMobile & AppsAcquisition
6$280,000,000TangoAlibabaMobile & AppsInvestment
7$250,000,000NimbuzzNew Call TelecomMobile & AppsAcquisition
8$220,000,000Location LabsAVGMobile & AppsAcquisition
9$200,000,000SmartThingsSamsungMobile & AppsAcquisition
10$200,000,000ExperienceCoxMobile & AppsAcquisition
11$200,000,000ShopkickSK PlanetMobile & AppsAcquisition
12$185,000,000Mozido ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
13$174,500,000TongbuXPEC EntertainmentMobile & AppsAcquisition
14$150,000,000LookoutConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
15$150,000,000Square Government of Singapore Investment CorporationMobile & AppsInvestment
16$120,000,000 yuMobileSafaricom, Airtel KenyaMobile & AppsAcquisition
17$104,000,000KKBOX GICMobile & AppsInvestment
18$100,000,000DidiCitic, TencentMobile & AppsInvestment
19$100,000,000 ToutiaoSequoia Capital, WeiboMobile & AppsInvestment
20$100,000,000Yello Mobile Formation 8Mobile & AppsInvestment

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  3. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  4. Teliasonera acquires Tele2 Norway for €450 million after regulatory “failure” (European Communications)
  5. Intuit Buys Check App for $360 Million (Fox Business)
  6. Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion (Forbes)
  7. Messaging App Nimbuzz Goes To UK’s New Call In $250M Deal (TechCrunch)
  8. AVG secures credit, acquires mobile security firm Location Labs (ZDNet)
  9. Samsung Buys Startup SmartThings to Move Into Smart Homes (Bloomberg)
  10. Cox buys ticket upgrade service ‘Experience’ for $200M (VentureBeat)
  11. Shopkick Bought for $200 Million (MediaPost)
  12. Mozido Raises $185M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Tongbu, Mobile App Distributor by 91 Wireless Founder, Expected to Sell for US$174.5M (TechNode)
  14. Lookout snares $150M to build out massive anti-malware network for mobile devices (VentureBeat)
  15. Square Raises $150M; Valued at $6BN (FinSMEs)
  16. Safaricom, Airtel Kenya finally acquire yuMobile for US $ 120 million (CIO)
  17. KKBOX Raises $104M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Chinese Taxi App Didi Secured $100 million in Series C Funding (TechNode)
  19. Sequoia, Weibo Invests $100M In News App Toutiao (China Money Network)
  20. Korean Mobile Media Company Yello Mobile Raises $100M From Formation 8 At A $1B Valuation (TechCrunch)

Will cash registers soon become obsolete?


Cash registers have been fixtures of retail establishments since the beginning of commerce. But today, all that is changing. Thanks to technology, many shops in the US, including popular retail establishments like JC Penney, Nordstrom and Barney’s New York, have now abandoned the use of traditional cash registers in favour of high-tech mobile gadgets such as, the iPad and a mobile debit card reader. Powering these gadgets are Point-Of-Sale (POS) systems that not only record sales but can produce more detailed reports, track inventory, and improve the accuracy of cash flow. And as more and more establishments are switching to high tech mobile POS systems, more investors are placing their bets in a number of new-age POS startups. In March, Vend received a $20M Series B from Square Peg Capital and Valar Ventures; last October, Square raised a $150M Series E from the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), and today, Revel Systems lands a $100M Series C from a consortium of investors. We sense a revolution in new-age POS systems, and it will be interesting to see which technologies will rise above.

You can read about Revel’s funding here.

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$715,000,000InstagramFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$200,000,000AliyunAlibabaMobile & AppsInvestment
3$200,000,000SquareConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
4$173,000,000ClairmailMonitiseMobile & AppsAcquisition
5$125,000,000LianLian PayAmerican ExpressMobile & AppsInvestment
6$85,000,000EvernoteConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
7$66,000,000LifeStreet MediaNautic PartnersMobile & AppsInvestment
8$60,000,000SocialcamAutodeskMobile & AppsAcquisition
9$59,000,000MiyowaSynchronossMobile & AppsAcquisition
10$50,000,000InstagramSequoia CapitalMobile & AppsInvestment
11$43,000,000LooptGreen DotMobile & AppsAcquisition
12$40,000,000DDMapCID Capital, F&H Fund ManagementMobile & AppsInvestment
13$40,000,000MobileIronInstitutional Venture PartnersMobile & AppsInvestment
14$40,000,000MomoUndisclosedMobile & AppsInvestment
15$40,000,000TangoConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
16$38,000,000SynchronicaMyriad GroupMobile & AppsAcquisition
17$35,000,000BOKUConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
18$31,400,000iZettleConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
19$30,000,000ViddyConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
20$27,500,000JumptapConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment

More information

  1. Facebook’s final Instagram purchase price: $715 million in cash and stock (The Next Web)
  2. China’s Alibaba to spin off team developing mobile operating system (Reuters)
  3. Mobile Payment Juggernaut Square Closes $200M Series D From Starbucks, Citi, Rizvi Traverse At $3.25B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  4. Mobile Banking Consolidation: Monitise Buys Clairmail For $173 Million (TechCrunch)
  5. AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve (TechCrunch)
  6. Productivity App Evernote Gets Another $85M, ~$64M In Secondary Financing, Led By London’s AGC Equity (TechCrunch)
  7. LifeStreet Media Receives $66M Investment from Nautic Partners (FinSMEs)
  8. Mobile Video Sharing App Socialcam Acquired By Autodesk For $60 Million (TechCrunch)
  9. Synchronoss Buys Mobile Social Network Maker Miyowa For Up To $59M In Cash (TechCrunch)
  10. Sequoia Set to Lead $500M Valuation Round for Instagram (AllThingsD)
  11. Green Dot Completes Loopt Buy (SoCal Tech)
  12. Focusing on Mobile and Local Discounts, DDMap Bags $40 Million in Funding (Tech In Asia)
  13. MobileIron Raises $40M in Series E Mezzanine Financing (FinSMEs)
  14. Chinese meetup app Momo says hello to $40M (Venturebeat)
  15. Tango Closes $40M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Mobile Messaging Consolidates: Myriad Group Buys Synchronica For $38M (Techcrunch)
  17. Mobile Payment Startup BOKU Raises A $35M Round. NEA, Telefonica Among The Investors (TechCrunch)
  18. Focused On Europe, Mobile Payments Startup iZettle Gets $31.4M From Greylock, MasterCard & More(TechCrunch)
  19. Viddy Confirms $30M Round From NEA, Goldman, Khosla & Battery Ventures (Techcrunch)
  20. Mobile Ad Network Jumptap Preps For IPO, Picks Up Another $27.5M From Keating, WPP And More While Waiting (TechCrunch)